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British Controlled Oilfields Co

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1918 Company formed[1] under Canadian law

1919 Public sale of preference shares; the company's purpose was to exploit oil fields in Central and South America[2]

1952 The Venezuelan properties were sold to some American oil men[3]

1955 Owned half of the shares in Trinidad Petroleum Developments[4]

1964 Final dealing in the shares on the London Exchange[5]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Nov 09, 1926
  2. The Times, Dec 23, 1919
  3. The Times Dec 12, 1952
  4. The Times, Sep 23, 1955
  5. The Times, Apr 16, 1964